The Sea Research Foundation’s main goal is to help protect ocean habitats through education. To accomplish this goal, they run three major projects: The Mystic Aquarium, Ocean Exploration Center, and Jason Learning. Research is conducted all over the world. For example, the Foundation supported the hand-rearing of 300 stranded baby penguins, rescued and rehabilitated nine seals, and partnered with Singapore’s Marine Park to extend their outreach.
The Ocean Exploration Center is dedicated to research in the aquatic sciences, especially pertaining to human and natural history in the oceans. Under the direction of Dr. Robert Ballard, the Ocean Exploration Center develops advanced deep-sea vehicle systems to conduct this research, as well as educate students and the general public about our work.
Mystic Aquarium is counted among America’s leading aquariums with more than 300 species and an extensive collection of marine mammals, including New England’s only beluga whales. Each year, over 700,000 visitors are introduced to the wonders of the underwater world.
Via media and interactive materials, Jason Learning brings real-life learning to science classrooms across the world – and brings some of the top scientists, as well.